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Sunday, May 29, 2016- A Message from Fr. Ken

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Corpus ChristiEnjoy this Memorial Day weekend as we enter into the “unofficial” start of summertime!

Let us remember the memory of all veterans, who gave their lives in service to our country,  and their families, for the cause of freedom, democracy, and peace!

This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – “Corpus Christi Sunday!”

The Eucharistic Table is the “Source and Summit” of Life as Christians. We are to be nourished and nurtured at the Table of God’s Word and the Bread of Life.

May the Eucharist help us to become “what and who we receive and celebrate!”

As St. Katharine Drexel reminds us, “ours is the spirit of the Eucharist – the total gift of self!”

Blessings and peace!

Fr. Ken

 

In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.

 

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